All men in South Korea are required to enlist between the ages of 18 to 30 years old
By law, all men in South Korea are required to complete mandatory military service between the ages of 18 to 30 years old.
Usually the final age men can enlist is 28 years old as the service takes up to two years.
Due to BTS’s worldwide success, South Korea has made an exemption for the group by amending its Military Service Act.
The adjusted law will allow artists who have contributed significantly to South Korea’s reputation to delay their enlistment for two years longer.
BTS members will thus be allowed to delay their enlistment until the age of 30.
Jin, the eldest member of BTS, is turning 28 on 4 December.
“If there’s a call from my country and the timing is right, I will accept [the duty] at any time,” Jin said at a recent press conference.
“It’s something all the members often talk about, and all of us plan to accept military service,” he added.
Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min was exempt from enlistment for contributing to the South Korean win against Japan at the Asian Games final in 2018.
In recent news, BTS was mistaken for Kpop group NCT during ABC’s coverage of the AMAs.